Rachel shaves Jason before the Marine Corps Ball on Oct. 31, 2015, in Sonoma, Calif.
       
     
 Jason and Rachel get ready for the Marine Corps Ball on Oct. 31, 2015, in Sonoma, Calif.
       
     
 Jason Hallett walks in new sockets at his appointment for prosthetics fittings at the Hanger Clinic in Fort Collins, Colo., on Oct. 26, 2015.
       
     
 Rachel applies ointment to sores on Jason’s leg before he attaches his prosthetics for the Marine Corps Ball in Sonoma, Calif., on Oct. 31, 2015. Jason’s continued bone growth creates pressure points in the prosthetic leg socket that often open the thinnest parts of the skin, sometimes requiring as long as a year to heal.
       
     
 Jason’s Purple Heart sits next to a photo from Nov. 10, 2010, the day Jason received the honor from General James Amos in Bethesda, MD, less than one month after a triggered IED left Jason a triple amputee, Nov. 18, 2016, in Windsor, Colorado. General Amos’s note reads, “Jason, We’re in this fight together son…I need you well and strong! Semper Fidelis.”
       
     
 Jason watches television in his hotel room in Sonoma, Calif., on Oct. 31, 2015.
       
     
 Jason and Rachel enter the Marine Corps Ball at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards in Sonoma, Calif., on Oct. 31, 2015.
       
     
 Jason is recognized both for his service and as the youngest Marine in attendance at the Marine Corps Ball on Oct. 31, 2015, in Sonoma, Calif.
       
     
 Jason and Rachel enjoy wine tastings at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards at the Marine Corps Ball in Sonoma, Calif., on Oct. 31, 2015.
       
     
 Gold Star Mother Patty Schumacher places the cover of her fallen son, Pfc. Victor Dew, on Jason Hallett at the Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Sonoma, Calif., on Oct. 31, 2015. Jason’s cover had been misplaced at his wedding and Schumacher had volunteered to bring her son’s.
       
     
 Sgt. Maj. Larry Liechty, left, and 1st Sgt. Angelleonardo D. Gomez, right, help Cpl. Jason Hallett, center, walk to cut a piece of cake at the Marine Corps Ball, a tradition for the youngest Marine in attendance, Oct. 31, 2015, in Sonoma, Calif. Jason insisted on standing and walking at the Marine Corps Ball, despite his ill-fitting prosthetics.
       
     
 Jason and Rachel share a kiss at the Marine Corps Ball in Sonoma, Calif., on Oct. 31, 2015.
       
     
 Jason Hallett tests new leg and arm sockets at an appointment for prosthetic fittings at the Hanger Clinic in Fort Collins, Colo., on Oct. 26, 2015
       
     
 Jason and Rachel wait to be seen at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Cheyenne, Wyo., an hour north of their home, on Feb. 29, 2016. Rachel had sent multiple requests to be seen at their local VA, to no avail.
       
     
 Rachel injects herself with Gonal-f, a follicle-stimulating hormone, on Jan. 15, 2016, in Windsor, Colo.
       
     
 Jason’s prosthetics lie in the back of their car on Feb. 29, 2016, in Windsor, Colo.
       
     
 Jason listens as others take notes during a training class in preparation to become a financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual, in Denver, Colo., on Oct. 13, 2015.
       
     
 Rachel reads a negative pregnancy test on Oct. 17, 2015, at her home in Windsor, Colo. Jason and Rachel tried to conceive naturally for 18 months before beginning in vitro.
       
     
 Rachel sorts through her IVF medications on Jan. 15, 2016, in Windsor, Colo. Rachel and Jason’s IVF nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates, Tasha Mansfield, contacted several pharmacies and found three companies willing to offer discounted or free medications to Jason and Rachel.
       
     
 Rachel prepares to inject Jason with testosterone on Jan. 9, 2016, in Windsor, Colo. Jason needs 1ml of testosterone every two weeks.
       
     
 Jason anchors his legs under his chair to perform bicep curls on a machine at Poudre Valley Medical Fitness in Windsor, Colo., on Jan. 9, 2016.
       
     
 Jason speaks with Marines, including Staff Sgt. Alfonso Deines, center, and Sgt. Jovanie Gonzalez, back right, after his speech on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 2015, at Windsor High School in Windsor, Colo.
       
     
 Rachel and Jason kiss before Rachel’s egg retrieval procedure at Conceptions Reproductive Associates in Littleton, Colo., on Nov. 29, 2015.
       
     
 Jason comforts Rachel as she recovers from her egg retrieval procedure at Conceptions Reproductive Associates in Littleton, Colo., on Nov. 29, 2015. “It’s so weird to be on the other side of the hospital bed, like, as an observer instead,” Jason said.
       
     
 Sonographer Tammi Dinges looks on and Jason takes a photo as Dr. Dana Ambler transfers two embryos into Rachel at Conceptions Reproductive Associates in Littleton, Colo., on Feb. 19, 2016. Coincidentally, Dr. Ambler chose embryos numbered 3 and 5 to transfer; Jason’s unit was 3/5.
       
     
 Rachel and Jason receive news from the Conceptions Reproductive Associates clinic that Rachel is pregnant, most likely with twins, on Feb. 29, 2016, in Cheyenne, Wyo. Due to the hormone injections required of Rachel before the embryo transfer, an at-home pregnancy test would give a positive result regardless, requiring Jason and Rachel to wait for blood test results from the clinic.
       
     
 Rachel and Jason react to the news that Rachel is pregnant on Feb. 29, 2016, in Cheyenne, Wyo.
       
     
 Rachel records the babies’ heartbeats as she hears them for the first time with sonographer Sonja Bell on March 29, 2016, at Conceptions Reproductive Associates in Lafayette, Colo.
       
     
 Rachel and Jason open a gift after receiving a package at the door from someone Rachel believes is a man named “Ron,” who works with Wounded Warriors in San Diego, Sept. 29, 2016, in Windsor, Colo.
       
     
 Rachel has her 32-week sonogram from sonographer Julie Gallegos at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo., on Sept. 13, 2016.
       
     
 Rachel walks through the twins’ unfinished nursery on Sept. 29, 2016, in Windsor, Colo.
       
     
 Rachel has her epidural after being induced at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo., on Oct. 12, 2016.
       
     
 Jason waits to follow Rachel to the operating room after it was determined Rachel would need a cesarean section on Oct. 13, 2016, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo.
       
     
 Jamie Tovar holds the door for Jason and the anesthesiologist, Dr. Michael Deringer, looks over Rachel while surgical technician Sharla Gress, to the right of Jason, and Brittany Hayes, far right, prepare for Rachel’s cesarean section on Oct. 13, 2016, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo.
       
     
 Rachel looks at Jason during her cesarean section at Poudre Valley Hospital, in Fort Collins, Colo., on Oct. 13, 2016.
       
     
 Dr. Susan Haney, upper left, tends to Rachel, and neonatal nurse practitioner Sharon Glass, back center, and anesthesiologist Dr. Michael Deringer, upper right, look on as Dr. J. Bradley Stern holds baby Marina Belle Hallett after she was born at Poudre Valley Hospital at 12:17 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2016, in Fort Collins, Colo.
       
     
 Rebecca Huner, lower left, holds baby Jason Shad Hallett, Jr., born at 12:15 p.m., and Claire Reed, upper left, holds Marina Belle Hallett, born at 12:17 p.m., to see Rachel as Dr. Susan Haney, top center, and Sharla Gress, upper right, tend to Rachel at Poudre Valley Hospital on Oct. 13, 2016, in Fort Collins, Colo.
       
     
 Jason talks to Jason Jr. in the NICU at Poudre Valley Hospital on Oct. 13, 2016, in Fort Collins, Colo.
       
     
 Jason touches Jason Jr. on Oct. 13, 2016, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo. Jason Jr. was born 6lb. 13 oz., and Marina was born 5lbs. 9 oz.
       
     
 Rachel and Jason sit with their babies, Jason Jr., left, and Marina, right, in their home in Windsor, Colo., on Nov. 18, 2016.
       
     
       
     
 Rachel shaves Jason before the Marine Corps Ball on Oct. 31, 2015, in Sonoma, Calif.
       
     

Rachel shaves Jason before the Marine Corps Ball on Oct. 31, 2015, in Sonoma, Calif.

 Jason and Rachel get ready for the Marine Corps Ball on Oct. 31, 2015, in Sonoma, Calif.
       
     

Jason and Rachel get ready for the Marine Corps Ball on Oct. 31, 2015, in Sonoma, Calif.

 Jason Hallett walks in new sockets at his appointment for prosthetics fittings at the Hanger Clinic in Fort Collins, Colo., on Oct. 26, 2015.
       
     

Jason Hallett walks in new sockets at his appointment for prosthetics fittings at the Hanger Clinic in Fort Collins, Colo., on Oct. 26, 2015.

 Rachel applies ointment to sores on Jason’s leg before he attaches his prosthetics for the Marine Corps Ball in Sonoma, Calif., on Oct. 31, 2015. Jason’s continued bone growth creates pressure points in the prosthetic leg socket that often open the thinnest parts of the skin, sometimes requiring as long as a year to heal.
       
     

Rachel applies ointment to sores on Jason’s leg before he attaches his prosthetics for the Marine Corps Ball in Sonoma, Calif., on Oct. 31, 2015. Jason’s continued bone growth creates pressure points in the prosthetic leg socket that often open the thinnest parts of the skin, sometimes requiring as long as a year to heal.

 Jason’s Purple Heart sits next to a photo from Nov. 10, 2010, the day Jason received the honor from General James Amos in Bethesda, MD, less than one month after a triggered IED left Jason a triple amputee, Nov. 18, 2016, in Windsor, Colorado. General Amos’s note reads, “Jason, We’re in this fight together son…I need you well and strong! Semper Fidelis.”
       
     

Jason’s Purple Heart sits next to a photo from Nov. 10, 2010, the day Jason received the honor from General James Amos in Bethesda, MD, less than one month after a triggered IED left Jason a triple amputee, Nov. 18, 2016, in Windsor, Colorado. General Amos’s note reads, “Jason, We’re in this fight together son…I need you well and strong! Semper Fidelis.”

 Jason watches television in his hotel room in Sonoma, Calif., on Oct. 31, 2015.
       
     

Jason watches television in his hotel room in Sonoma, Calif., on Oct. 31, 2015.

 Jason and Rachel enter the Marine Corps Ball at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards in Sonoma, Calif., on Oct. 31, 2015.
       
     

Jason and Rachel enter the Marine Corps Ball at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards in Sonoma, Calif., on Oct. 31, 2015.

 Jason is recognized both for his service and as the youngest Marine in attendance at the Marine Corps Ball on Oct. 31, 2015, in Sonoma, Calif.
       
     

Jason is recognized both for his service and as the youngest Marine in attendance at the Marine Corps Ball on Oct. 31, 2015, in Sonoma, Calif.

 Jason and Rachel enjoy wine tastings at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards at the Marine Corps Ball in Sonoma, Calif., on Oct. 31, 2015.
       
     

Jason and Rachel enjoy wine tastings at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards at the Marine Corps Ball in Sonoma, Calif., on Oct. 31, 2015.

 Gold Star Mother Patty Schumacher places the cover of her fallen son, Pfc. Victor Dew, on Jason Hallett at the Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Sonoma, Calif., on Oct. 31, 2015. Jason’s cover had been misplaced at his wedding and Schumacher had volunteered to bring her son’s.
       
     

Gold Star Mother Patty Schumacher places the cover of her fallen son, Pfc. Victor Dew, on Jason Hallett at the Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Sonoma, Calif., on Oct. 31, 2015. Jason’s cover had been misplaced at his wedding and Schumacher had volunteered to bring her son’s.

 Sgt. Maj. Larry Liechty, left, and 1st Sgt. Angelleonardo D. Gomez, right, help Cpl. Jason Hallett, center, walk to cut a piece of cake at the Marine Corps Ball, a tradition for the youngest Marine in attendance, Oct. 31, 2015, in Sonoma, Calif. Jason insisted on standing and walking at the Marine Corps Ball, despite his ill-fitting prosthetics.
       
     

Sgt. Maj. Larry Liechty, left, and 1st Sgt. Angelleonardo D. Gomez, right, help Cpl. Jason Hallett, center, walk to cut a piece of cake at the Marine Corps Ball, a tradition for the youngest Marine in attendance, Oct. 31, 2015, in Sonoma, Calif. Jason insisted on standing and walking at the Marine Corps Ball, despite his ill-fitting prosthetics.

 Jason and Rachel share a kiss at the Marine Corps Ball in Sonoma, Calif., on Oct. 31, 2015.
       
     

Jason and Rachel share a kiss at the Marine Corps Ball in Sonoma, Calif., on Oct. 31, 2015.

 Jason Hallett tests new leg and arm sockets at an appointment for prosthetic fittings at the Hanger Clinic in Fort Collins, Colo., on Oct. 26, 2015
       
     

Jason Hallett tests new leg and arm sockets at an appointment for prosthetic fittings at the Hanger Clinic in Fort Collins, Colo., on Oct. 26, 2015

 Jason and Rachel wait to be seen at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Cheyenne, Wyo., an hour north of their home, on Feb. 29, 2016. Rachel had sent multiple requests to be seen at their local VA, to no avail.
       
     

Jason and Rachel wait to be seen at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Cheyenne, Wyo., an hour north of their home, on Feb. 29, 2016. Rachel had sent multiple requests to be seen at their local VA, to no avail.

 Rachel injects herself with Gonal-f, a follicle-stimulating hormone, on Jan. 15, 2016, in Windsor, Colo.
       
     

Rachel injects herself with Gonal-f, a follicle-stimulating hormone, on Jan. 15, 2016, in Windsor, Colo.

 Jason’s prosthetics lie in the back of their car on Feb. 29, 2016, in Windsor, Colo.
       
     

Jason’s prosthetics lie in the back of their car on Feb. 29, 2016, in Windsor, Colo.

 Jason listens as others take notes during a training class in preparation to become a financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual, in Denver, Colo., on Oct. 13, 2015.
       
     

Jason listens as others take notes during a training class in preparation to become a financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual, in Denver, Colo., on Oct. 13, 2015.

 Rachel reads a negative pregnancy test on Oct. 17, 2015, at her home in Windsor, Colo. Jason and Rachel tried to conceive naturally for 18 months before beginning in vitro.
       
     

Rachel reads a negative pregnancy test on Oct. 17, 2015, at her home in Windsor, Colo. Jason and Rachel tried to conceive naturally for 18 months before beginning in vitro.

 Rachel sorts through her IVF medications on Jan. 15, 2016, in Windsor, Colo. Rachel and Jason’s IVF nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates, Tasha Mansfield, contacted several pharmacies and found three companies willing to offer discounted or free medications to Jason and Rachel.
       
     

Rachel sorts through her IVF medications on Jan. 15, 2016, in Windsor, Colo. Rachel and Jason’s IVF nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates, Tasha Mansfield, contacted several pharmacies and found three companies willing to offer discounted or free medications to Jason and Rachel.

 Rachel prepares to inject Jason with testosterone on Jan. 9, 2016, in Windsor, Colo. Jason needs 1ml of testosterone every two weeks.
       
     

Rachel prepares to inject Jason with testosterone on Jan. 9, 2016, in Windsor, Colo. Jason needs 1ml of testosterone every two weeks.

 Jason anchors his legs under his chair to perform bicep curls on a machine at Poudre Valley Medical Fitness in Windsor, Colo., on Jan. 9, 2016.
       
     

Jason anchors his legs under his chair to perform bicep curls on a machine at Poudre Valley Medical Fitness in Windsor, Colo., on Jan. 9, 2016.

 Jason speaks with Marines, including Staff Sgt. Alfonso Deines, center, and Sgt. Jovanie Gonzalez, back right, after his speech on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 2015, at Windsor High School in Windsor, Colo.
       
     

Jason speaks with Marines, including Staff Sgt. Alfonso Deines, center, and Sgt. Jovanie Gonzalez, back right, after his speech on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 2015, at Windsor High School in Windsor, Colo.

 Rachel and Jason kiss before Rachel’s egg retrieval procedure at Conceptions Reproductive Associates in Littleton, Colo., on Nov. 29, 2015.
       
     

Rachel and Jason kiss before Rachel’s egg retrieval procedure at Conceptions Reproductive Associates in Littleton, Colo., on Nov. 29, 2015.

 Jason comforts Rachel as she recovers from her egg retrieval procedure at Conceptions Reproductive Associates in Littleton, Colo., on Nov. 29, 2015. “It’s so weird to be on the other side of the hospital bed, like, as an observer instead,” Jason said.
       
     

Jason comforts Rachel as she recovers from her egg retrieval procedure at Conceptions Reproductive Associates in Littleton, Colo., on Nov. 29, 2015. “It’s so weird to be on the other side of the hospital bed, like, as an observer instead,” Jason said.

 Sonographer Tammi Dinges looks on and Jason takes a photo as Dr. Dana Ambler transfers two embryos into Rachel at Conceptions Reproductive Associates in Littleton, Colo., on Feb. 19, 2016. Coincidentally, Dr. Ambler chose embryos numbered 3 and 5 to transfer; Jason’s unit was 3/5.
       
     

Sonographer Tammi Dinges looks on and Jason takes a photo as Dr. Dana Ambler transfers two embryos into Rachel at Conceptions Reproductive Associates in Littleton, Colo., on Feb. 19, 2016. Coincidentally, Dr. Ambler chose embryos numbered 3 and 5 to transfer; Jason’s unit was 3/5.

 Rachel and Jason receive news from the Conceptions Reproductive Associates clinic that Rachel is pregnant, most likely with twins, on Feb. 29, 2016, in Cheyenne, Wyo. Due to the hormone injections required of Rachel before the embryo transfer, an at-home pregnancy test would give a positive result regardless, requiring Jason and Rachel to wait for blood test results from the clinic.
       
     

Rachel and Jason receive news from the Conceptions Reproductive Associates clinic that Rachel is pregnant, most likely with twins, on Feb. 29, 2016, in Cheyenne, Wyo. Due to the hormone injections required of Rachel before the embryo transfer, an at-home pregnancy test would give a positive result regardless, requiring Jason and Rachel to wait for blood test results from the clinic.

 Rachel and Jason react to the news that Rachel is pregnant on Feb. 29, 2016, in Cheyenne, Wyo.
       
     

Rachel and Jason react to the news that Rachel is pregnant on Feb. 29, 2016, in Cheyenne, Wyo.

 Rachel records the babies’ heartbeats as she hears them for the first time with sonographer Sonja Bell on March 29, 2016, at Conceptions Reproductive Associates in Lafayette, Colo.
       
     

Rachel records the babies’ heartbeats as she hears them for the first time with sonographer Sonja Bell on March 29, 2016, at Conceptions Reproductive Associates in Lafayette, Colo.

 Rachel and Jason open a gift after receiving a package at the door from someone Rachel believes is a man named “Ron,” who works with Wounded Warriors in San Diego, Sept. 29, 2016, in Windsor, Colo.
       
     

Rachel and Jason open a gift after receiving a package at the door from someone Rachel believes is a man named “Ron,” who works with Wounded Warriors in San Diego, Sept. 29, 2016, in Windsor, Colo.

 Rachel has her 32-week sonogram from sonographer Julie Gallegos at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo., on Sept. 13, 2016.
       
     

Rachel has her 32-week sonogram from sonographer Julie Gallegos at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo., on Sept. 13, 2016.

 Rachel walks through the twins’ unfinished nursery on Sept. 29, 2016, in Windsor, Colo.
       
     

Rachel walks through the twins’ unfinished nursery on Sept. 29, 2016, in Windsor, Colo.

 Rachel has her epidural after being induced at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo., on Oct. 12, 2016.
       
     

Rachel has her epidural after being induced at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo., on Oct. 12, 2016.

 Jason waits to follow Rachel to the operating room after it was determined Rachel would need a cesarean section on Oct. 13, 2016, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo.
       
     

Jason waits to follow Rachel to the operating room after it was determined Rachel would need a cesarean section on Oct. 13, 2016, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo.

 Jamie Tovar holds the door for Jason and the anesthesiologist, Dr. Michael Deringer, looks over Rachel while surgical technician Sharla Gress, to the right of Jason, and Brittany Hayes, far right, prepare for Rachel’s cesarean section on Oct. 13, 2016, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo.
       
     

Jamie Tovar holds the door for Jason and the anesthesiologist, Dr. Michael Deringer, looks over Rachel while surgical technician Sharla Gress, to the right of Jason, and Brittany Hayes, far right, prepare for Rachel’s cesarean section on Oct. 13, 2016, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo.

 Rachel looks at Jason during her cesarean section at Poudre Valley Hospital, in Fort Collins, Colo., on Oct. 13, 2016.
       
     

Rachel looks at Jason during her cesarean section at Poudre Valley Hospital, in Fort Collins, Colo., on Oct. 13, 2016.

 Dr. Susan Haney, upper left, tends to Rachel, and neonatal nurse practitioner Sharon Glass, back center, and anesthesiologist Dr. Michael Deringer, upper right, look on as Dr. J. Bradley Stern holds baby Marina Belle Hallett after she was born at Poudre Valley Hospital at 12:17 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2016, in Fort Collins, Colo.
       
     

Dr. Susan Haney, upper left, tends to Rachel, and neonatal nurse practitioner Sharon Glass, back center, and anesthesiologist Dr. Michael Deringer, upper right, look on as Dr. J. Bradley Stern holds baby Marina Belle Hallett after she was born at Poudre Valley Hospital at 12:17 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2016, in Fort Collins, Colo.

 Rebecca Huner, lower left, holds baby Jason Shad Hallett, Jr., born at 12:15 p.m., and Claire Reed, upper left, holds Marina Belle Hallett, born at 12:17 p.m., to see Rachel as Dr. Susan Haney, top center, and Sharla Gress, upper right, tend to Rachel at Poudre Valley Hospital on Oct. 13, 2016, in Fort Collins, Colo.
       
     

Rebecca Huner, lower left, holds baby Jason Shad Hallett, Jr., born at 12:15 p.m., and Claire Reed, upper left, holds Marina Belle Hallett, born at 12:17 p.m., to see Rachel as Dr. Susan Haney, top center, and Sharla Gress, upper right, tend to Rachel at Poudre Valley Hospital on Oct. 13, 2016, in Fort Collins, Colo.

 Jason talks to Jason Jr. in the NICU at Poudre Valley Hospital on Oct. 13, 2016, in Fort Collins, Colo.
       
     

Jason talks to Jason Jr. in the NICU at Poudre Valley Hospital on Oct. 13, 2016, in Fort Collins, Colo.

 Jason touches Jason Jr. on Oct. 13, 2016, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo. Jason Jr. was born 6lb. 13 oz., and Marina was born 5lbs. 9 oz.
       
     

Jason touches Jason Jr. on Oct. 13, 2016, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo. Jason Jr. was born 6lb. 13 oz., and Marina was born 5lbs. 9 oz.

 Rachel and Jason sit with their babies, Jason Jr., left, and Marina, right, in their home in Windsor, Colo., on Nov. 18, 2016.
       
     

Rachel and Jason sit with their babies, Jason Jr., left, and Marina, right, in their home in Windsor, Colo., on Nov. 18, 2016.

       
     
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